Thursday, March 31, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +171 and the Islanders at -190. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 30-38-8 and on the road they have a record of 13-22-2. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 195 goals and given up 237 goals for a point differential of -42. The Blue Jackets have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-7-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-46 and an over/under record of 36-35-5. New York shows up with a record of 41-25-9 including 23-9-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 210 goals and surrendered 193 for a goal differential of +17. The Islanders have 9 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 39-34 while their over/under record sits at 29-39-7.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 13 goals this season with 176 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 142 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 13 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 969 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 881 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
John Tavares has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 27 goals this season with 231 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 21 goals on 182 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 20 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,093 shots against him and has given up 82 goals. He has made 1,011 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have 68 total points this season. They have scored 189 goals while giving up 233 goals. They have had 231 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 263 power play opportunities and given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.51% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Islanders have a total of 91 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 210 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 211 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 205 goals scored while they've given up 188 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.18%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they've attempted 4,036 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,456 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.9% as they have 3,025 attempts while they've given up 3,284 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season. They have 2,300 face off wins compared to 2,393 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense Columbus has 1,990 hits and they've blocked 1,172 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 4,255 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,328 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 3,100 shots while they've given up 3,126 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 2,123 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,159 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,202 shot attempts and they have 2,144 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-46 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 36-35-5 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 39-34 straight up
The New York Islanders are 29-39-7 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/28/16 D Fedor Tyutin Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs NY Islanders
03/24/16 RW Jared Boll Suspension expected to miss next 4 games; eligible to return April 2 vs Carolina
03/20/16 RW David Clarkson Concussion out indefinitely
03/19/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Knee out for season
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Shoulder out for season
New York Islanders Injuries
03/18/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Marek Zidlicky Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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